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Dear PCC colleagues,

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides vision and leadership for bibliographic metadata practices and policies at WMU Libraries and prepares the catalog for the future of bibliographic description. This position directs staff and is responsible for consultation and oversight of metadata creation and cataloging (MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats and for all library collections including Rare Books and Special Collections, University Archives and Regional History Collections. This position is responsible for exploring new standards in metadata, linked data, the semantic web and regional and national systems of print repositories.

A masterís degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required. Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the positions and application procedures. Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 and continue until position is filled. WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


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Marianne Swierenga, MFA, MLIS
Metadata and Digital Resources Specialist
University Libraries (Waldo Library)
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 USA
(269) 387-4112